I am LaCresha Levy, a normal newly 19 year old girl, and I have cancer. Even now as I sit here typing, I can barely see the keys for I am bawling my eyes out crying trying to figure out why me and what did I do to deserve this...
Like many teenagers my age that graduated in 2014 I went to college, my dream school "University of Michigan-Ann Arbor". I did all of my school work, showed up for class, and then my life crumbled before me as I began to feel ill. Not knowing what was going on, I held on strong until Thanksgiving break, then the pain became unbearable. I went to the hospital to find out my life would be changed; forever. Not only did I get diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumor (NETs) stage 4; I found out I have portal hypertension, and a blood clotting disorder requiring me to take blood thinners for life.
I ask you to open your heart and spare me a small donation if you can, because my backup treatment option costs more than I could ever afford if my current treatment fails considering my mother is disabled, and I can't work in this condition. For this treatment, I would have to pay for: travel to and from Iowa or Texas, food, shelter, and the cost of the medicine which is a bit over $9,800 per dose... and I would have to take at least a minimum of 4 doses.
Thank You for taking the time out to help and learn a little about me. Please spread the word, the more help, the better.
To learn more about my cancer, usually found in adults 50+, feel free to go to the links provided below.http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/liver_tumor_center/conditions/cancerous_liver_tumors/neuroendocrine_carcinoid_tumors.htmlhttp://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/cancer-questions/what-are-neuroendocrine-tumours